Terry Simon of My Sister's Place to present a program on Intimate Partner Abuse at the November Sisterhood Brunch

Published: Monday, October 29, 2012 By: Suzanne Newman

Terri Simon, of My Sister's Place, will be presenting a presentation on Stopping Intimate Partner Abuse at the Sisterhood GHC Brunch to be held on Sunday, November 11 at 10:00 am at Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Women and men of all ages invited for an eye-opening discussion about domestic and dating violence – a serious problem that affects all communities, all of us, and our children as they embark on adult dating relationships. Terri Simon, from My Sisters’ Place, the largest domestic violence organization in Westchester County, will speak to about intimate partner violence right here in Westchester, addressing common misconceptions and how we can help keep each other and our children safe.”  The presentation followed by Questions and Answers. There is no charge for this brunch, but reservations are strongly suggested, and participants are requested to bring a new twin sheet set, a package of disposable diapers or a new set of children’s pajamas to donate to the women and children sheltered by My Sister’s Place

Terri Simon is currently Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of My Sisters’ Place, and in that capacity frequently speaks on the issue of intimate partner violence and the work of the agency. Terri has served on the My Sisters’ Place Board since 2007, and was Chair from 2008 until this summer. She practiced law for 32 years, retiring as a partner in Kehl, Katzive & Simon, a small Manhattan firm where she specialized in business litigation and education law. Terri was President (2005-2006) and a member (2001-2007) of the Scarsdale Board of Education and, in the mid-90’s, an elementary school PTA president. She has recently completed a two-year term as President of Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, in White Plains. Terri lives in Scarsdale, she and her husband have two grown sons.

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) strives to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness. Since 1978 we have advanced this mission in Westchester County and the surrounding region through advocacy, community education, and services to those harmed by domestic violence. My Sisters' Place provides comprehensive shelter, advocacy, legal services, and supportive services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, stalking, and human trafficking in Westchester County, New York.

Sisterhood GHC, provides support to the entire Greenburgh Hebrew Center family and other worthy causes. With approximately 180 members, Sisterhood presents Brunches, Mah Jongg games and other activities, with a special emphasis on the Women of GHC. It is a participating member of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian congregation with over 300 member families, serving the Rivertowns, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers. It is located at 515 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.

For more information and reservations, visit www.g-h-c.org,  call the Greenburgh Hebrew Center at (914) 693-4260 for email sisterhood@g-h-c.org.

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